The Chosen One
Q💭 What are your thoughts on the novel ?
A🦋 I had so many mixed emotions reading this books. There were moments like I said felt odd but I suppose that was the intergalactic part of the story. Overall the book had me in tears most of the time.
Honestly It’s so hard to explain being black to non black people mostly because everyone felt the need to exclude us and treat us like the plague. However, like always we are expected to move on and be okay and just happy to be sharing space with “others “
This book touched heavily on the black experience at PWI Ivy League institution.
Echo started her freshmen year scared, confused, lost and unsure of who she was in this world. Like majority of us we aimlessly wander hoping to finally be accepted by others .
Unfortunately, the lesson most of us seem to miss collectively is self accepted is worth more than outside praise.
In order to finally see who she really was inside Echo had to do the mirror work and
Accept the woman in the mirror flaws and all.
Like Echo I had to do some soul searching
To truly see for the first time
Who really was that girl staring back at me.
For the first time I wanted to know this familiar stranger
Honestly I was scared to meet her
For so long I avoided her intense gaze
For so long the fire inside felt like it was brewing waiting for the perfect moment to boil over. And when it finally spilled over everything inside of me felt like my outer shell
Was ripping me into this pain reality
No longer could I avoid the enchantress’s
I was finally forced to stare
Into her eyes
And when I finally faced my fears and looked I was able to take accountability and accepted my past had to be what it was meant to be
For the first time I finally felt free
I finally felt like the piece I’ve been desperately searing for finally returned to me
Similar to Echo I had to understand I am a diamond no matter if I get a little scratched up
My value will always remain true
If I believe it
It’s hard to feel like you have value in a world constantly telling you otherwise
Call to Action 🦋
Do the hard work and get to know yourself